iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from My Precarious Life In the Public Domain by John Jacob Niles, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

My Precarious Life In the Public Domain

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Christmas songs ("The Cherry Tree"), historical pieces ("Jimmy Randal," "Mary Hamilton"), mythology ("The Maid Freed from the Gallows"), and British folk ballads ("The Gypsy Laddie," "The Ballad of Barberry Ellen") make up this regrettably sparse collection of recordings by the supremely prolific American folk balladeer John Jacob Niles. Based on the research of Dr. Francis James Child, My Precarious Life in the Public Domain features ten selections out of the many that Niles recorded during his career. Those familiar with the singer/folklorist/woodworker's glorious falsetto and penchant for gigantic homemade dulcimers and lutes will revel in these wondrous stories and recordings, but while each small anthology of his work brings one or two new pieces to the digital puzzle, a serious collection that encompasses all this great man's work is most sorely needed.

Biography

Born: 28 April 1892 in Louisville, KY

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Music played an important part in the early life of John Jacob Niles, and he would spend his life collecting, composing, and performing folk songs. By the age of 15 he had begun collecting songs in the Appalachian Mountains, a habit he would continue while serving as a ferry pilot in the U.S. Air Corps during World War I. Niles remained in France after the war, studying music at the Universite de Lyon and the Schola Cantorum in Paris. He would continue his studies for two more years at the Cincinnati...
Full bio
My Precarious Life In the Public Domain, John Jacob Niles
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Followers

Contemporaries